Osaka <i>izakaya</i> woos virus-wary drinkers with face shields

National May 26, 2020

Osaka izakaya woos virus-wary drinkers with face shields

A Japanese-style izakaya pub in Osaka has started distributing free face shields for use by its customers, in the hope of regaining drinkers after the state of emergency, over the novel coronavirus, was lifted last week. The izakaya offering hot-pot dishes in Chuo Ward, Osaka, ...

Japan <i>izakaya</i> chains to temporarily close amid coronavirus crisis

Business / Corporate Apr 2, 2020

Japan izakaya chains to temporarily close amid coronavirus crisis

Japanese izakaya dining bar chains Kushikatsu Tanaka Holdings Co. and Torikizoku Co. said Thursday they will temporarily close many outlets from Saturday to April 12 due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Kushikatsu Tanaka, which serves kushikatsu deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables, will suspend operations at ...